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Scholarships and Bursaries

The Winter Tuition Assistance Bursary is now open. Please make sure you have all the information you require before you complete the application as you cannot make changes once it is submitted. For instructions on how to apply for this bursary please see the "How to Apply" section below.

Student leadership awards will open later in the school year, the deadline for the 2017 academic year has not yet been set. For more information on these awards please go to their website.


The following bursaries are now open:


Drew Hayden Taylor Premier's Awards Bursary

Awarded to an Aboriginal student with high academic standing in Radio - Broadcasting, TV - Broadcasting, Journalism, or Documentary and non-Fiction Media Production.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Apply on-line through the student services center following the instructions below


CSAE Trillium Chapter Award

Awarded to a full-time student in the Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. The recipient will demonstrate financial need, have a GPA of 4.0 in the NPL program and show outstanding leadership. Preference will be given to a student with strong interest in the association sector. The recommendation will be made by faculty. Upon receiving the award, the award recipient will be asked to write a short article outlining their interest in the association sector for publication in CSAE Trillium Chapter's Forum E-Magazine.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Apply on-line through the student services center following the instructions below


Scotiabank Non-profit Leadership Mgmt Scholarship

Awarded to top performing students enrolled full-time in the Nonprofit Leadership and Management program. Recipients would have good leadership skills, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Recommendation is made by faculty.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Apply on-line through the student services center following the instructions below


SAMETRICA Scholarship

Awarded to a full-time student in the Non-Profit and Social Sector Management program. The recipient demonstrates an interest in impact measurement and excels at related course content. The recipient will be recommended by faculty.

Deadline: February 9, 2018

Apply on-line through the student services center following the instructions below


Metis Nation of Ontario Bursary: Deadline Extended to February 9, 2018

Métis students can apply for the Métis Student Bursary Program (MSBP) at the Financial Aid Office, Aboriginal Student Liaison Centre or through Student Support Services at the participating college or university. Bursary applications are available to students following registration in the fall. Deadlines are school specific and bursary recipients are announced in the winter. Students may reapply for bursaries and/or scholarships each year when they register for school. The amount of bursaries will vary depending on the accumulation of interest each year.

The MNO strives to expand and enhance the program to create more opportunities for Métis students in post-secondary education.

How to Apply:

Download the Application Form and the Information Release Form and return the application along with the release to the Financial Aid Office at your campus.

Complete the application as per the instructions:

  1. All sections must be fully completed in order for your application to be considered.
  2. Students must demonstrate financial need in order to be eligible for bursary assistance.
  3. Completed applications and the Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Release should be submitted to the Financial aid Office and we will forward them to the Post-Secondary Education Officer at the Métis Nation of Ontario.
  4. Please note that without the release we cannot forward the application to the Post-Secondary Education Officer at the Métis Nation of Ontario
  5. The bursary is based on financial need to cover unmet educational costs. It does not have to be paid back but it is considered taxable income.

Student Leadership Awards:

The Student Leadership awards are now open. More Information.

  • Application Period: January 16 – February 9
  • Staff References Deadline: February 16
  • Winners will be notified by: March 9

To apply for the awards available on the student center follow the instructions below on how to apply. If you have already applied for awards in the fall you do not need to fill in the financial need portion of the application, please just select the awards you wish to apply for and answer the questions.


How to Apply

For all awards

  • Go to my.senecacollege.ca (log in required)
  • Go to College Services, click on Student Centre (log in required)
  • Go to Finances, Click on Apply for Financial Aid
  • Select Academic Year: 2017
  • Fill out all required information
  • Select terms of study (FALL and/or WINTER and/or SUMMER) complete the budget.
  • Click Submit – Please note once you click submit you cannot make changes.  Please ensure you have your budget information before you start this section.
  • Select awards from the list of Eligible Awards
  • A number of questions will appear, these are linked to the awards you have selected. If the question is not applicable to you please type N/A or unselect the award. There is a 500 character limit (not word limit) on the questions. You can copy the questions and come back to the application when you are ready, as long as it is before the application deadline. If you wish you can write the answers in a word document then copy and paste them onto the application. This will help ensure you have the right number of characters and will enable you to check your grammar and spelling.
  • Click Submit when you have answered all the questions. Please note once you click submit you cannot make any changes.
  • Track the status of your application under the View My Student Awards (link is found below Apply for Financial Aid)